Exciting news! Reverend Clarenbach, this week’s guest on Neurodiverging, is holding a special event this Saturday, 12/19/2020. Learn more at her website, thewayoftheriver.com, or read “Going Into the Dark” below. I’m honored to be joined on this week’s episode by Reverend Catharine Clarenbach. Catharine is a white, fat, cis woman, a sovereign queer femme with … Read more
Erin Beal is here to talk about her adult autism journey, her new Autism Wellness Center, and how the internet autism community got her through. Today, I am thrilled to have Erin Beal with us. Erin is the autistic and ADHD founder of the Autism Wellness Center of SW Michigan, as well as a personal … Read more
How can we take better care of neurodiverse women? That’s the question we’re trying to shed some light on today. 🎧 Rather listen than read this post? This post is based off of Episode 13 of the Neurodiverging Podcast! Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify Misdiagnosis after misdiagnosis. Disbelief from doctors and mental health professionals after you explain your … Read more
When most people think about stimming, they think about vocal tics and flapping hands. But what does autistic stimming look like, really? Please, let me, an actual autistic person, tell you about it! What Is Stimming? The word “stim” is short for “self-stimulatory,” and refers to any repetitive behavior, like movement, or making a sound, … Read more
The History of Attention Deficit Disorder, Part 2: 1800-1980 Hi, friends! Today, we’re continuing our discussion on the history of attention deficit disorder. In the last episode of this series, I discussed the Obtuse Man in the 3rd century CE. Then we talked briefly how ADHD, other neurodivergences, and mental health challenges, were considered a … Read more
Episode 9: The Colorful History of ADHD, Part 1 - 300-1800 CE
We don't know where we're going if we don't know where we've been.
So, today we’re talking about the history of ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The history of ADHD is likely as long and complex as the history of humanity itself, but of course, we can only access small pieces of history through whatever documents have been left behind.
This episode begins with Theophrastus' "Obtuse Man," continues through the medieval tie of spiritual health with mental health, and finishes off with a discussion of Sir Alexander Crichton's work changing the course of neurodivergent history at the very turn of the 19th century. Stay tuned for a follow-up episode, covering the 20th century!
🎧 Rather listen than read this post? Part 1 of our history of attention deficit disorder is based off of Episode 9 of the Neurodiverging Podcast! Listen on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify
How ADHD Students of Color Suffer in American Schools Today I want to start talking about race and ADHD. The stereotype of ADHD is a hyperactive, rambunctious little white boy, but the truth is that people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, races, all people, have ADHD at about the same rates. About 5-10% of everybody … Read more
Is ADHD real? Yes. Yes, it is. ADHD affects 5 to 10% of people worldwide, and is a very common form of neurodivergence. But there are still a lot of people out there who believe that ADHD doesn’t exist, and is some kind of conspiracy or hoax. There are a lot of reasons that some … Read more
Today, we’re going to learn about the Obtuse Man of Theophrasus, the earliest known written example of a character with ADHD in Ancient Greece, over 2000 years ago. Although ADHD is often considered a modern phenomenon, and an abnormality or disorder, did you know that we actually have good evidence that ADHD is a normal … Read more